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Time Zone: Bernalillo County lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Albuquerque is the Seat for Bernalillo County.

Bernalillo County is one of the original counties of New Mexico and was founded in 1852.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Bernalillo had a population of 642,527 people. This is an increase of 15.42% since the last Census (which gave a population of 556,678 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Bernalillo represented 30.6% of the total population of New Mexico, making it the state's most populous county (out of 33 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010662,564+19.02%+3.12% since 2009
2009642,527+15.42%+1.11% since 2008
2008635,444+14.15%+1.05% since 2007
2000556,678The Last Census

More information can be found on the Bernalillo County Census Page for Bernalillo County.


Below are some of the communities located in Bernalillo County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Bernalillo County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Albuquerque   529,219448,60717.97% increase  
Rio Rancho   82,57451,76559.5% increase  
Corrales   7,9247,3348.04% increase  
Los Ranchos de Albuquerque   5,5885,0929.74% increase  
Tijeras   5154748.65% increase  

Websites for Bernalillo County

Official Website:   www.bernco.gov/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census. For more information, please visit the U.S. Census Bureau.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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